Calendar of main Festivals in Ma Anandamayi’s
Ashram (Kankhal) including other Hindu festivals,
MA’s (between the solar and lunar date) Solar date – in the Night between 30th April and 1st May, but but celebrated 2nd May.
15th May LUNAR BIRTH DATE night of14/15th May 2017 (Vaishak month, Krishna Chaturthi). Access to Sri Ma's samadhi 15th.
09th July ( The full-moon day where disciples honour their Guru) Access to Sri Ma's samadhi.
06th August ( the day of the year where the sisters ask "protection" of their brothers by knotting a thread around their wrist. Ma, with childlike simplicity, used to tie it to her disciples' wrists.) Also Sri Ma's self-diksha day.
25th September 25th -30th September, Durga Puja. Celebration of the GODDESS, the main festival for Bengalis.six days of festivities culminating in Vijaya Dashami, the last day of VICTORY (30th September). Access to Sri Ma's samadhi 30th.
28th Oct-3rd November Samyam Saptah 28th October-3rd November- (Kankhal) Access to Sri Ma's samadhi 4th. 31st January-7th February 2017(Bhimpura).
Ma Anandamayi Annual Calendar
International Center, Kankhal, India
An International centre has been built in Kankhal ( 4 km south of Hardwar, on the Ganga), which is also 200 km north of DELHI in Uttar Khand. It is not meant for tourists, but for advanced spiritual seekers who are preferably acquainted with Ma’s literature as presented on this WEB SITE and publications. The Centre follows the rules of Ma’s ashrams, except those of caste purity. Visitors should be able to meditate and study by themselves, since no formal classes, hatha-yoga and meditation groups are organised. However, it is possible to meet Ma’s senior Swamis who speak English.
Alcohol, tobacco, meat, eggs are prohibited,unmarried couples are advised to stay in separate rooms for the time of their retreat, to be in better harmony with the Hindu environment which is quite traditional there. Attendance to the daily ritual at Ma’s samadhi is advised, although not compulsory.
The duration of stay is ten days but is extendable. There is also also other accommodation around Ma’s ashram , so staying in the area is not a problem.
Ashram at Daulchina, Almora
Ma’s other ashrams do not usually easily take Westerners.There is a small ashram higher up in the mountains 35 km from Almora in the North West on the road to Berinag:Daulchina, 263 881, Almora U.P. (phone 00 91 5962 262013). According to Ma’s request women alone are not allowed to stay in Daulchina Ashram, which indeed is more like a hermitage.
To book in the Centre, the best is to contact
Dr S.K. Ghosh at the International Centre
(mob 08954 777747)
or Mrs Dhamija, address:
c/o Sumant Dhamija, B28 Pushpanjali Farms,
Bijwasan, New Delhi 110 061
Ph : 00 91 9810 931221
For direct booking contact:
Shree Shree Ma International Centre,
Daksh Road, Kankhal, 249 408,
Hardwar, U.P., INDIA
Phone/Fax 00 91 1334 246345.